Jori is one of our IndoBeef PhD candidates and has been selected as one of 22 recipients of The Crawford Fund 2019 Student Award!
A delegation from the University of Mataram (UNRAM) visited the University of New England in March 2019 to meet with researchers to explore opportunities for collaboration, and to renew a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate joint opportunities for research and higher degree research student supervision.
The PalmCow market chains team, including Dr Sionita Gloriana Gunawan (BPTP East Kalimantan), Dr Nyak Ilham (ICASEPS) and Associate Professor Christie Chang (UNE) completed a market chain study in East Kalimantan in January 2019, to understand the demand and supply of cattle and beef in the province, as well as relevant issues and concerns.
On the 18-19th of March 2019, Ms Nicole Eichorn from Oikoi conducted the first IndoBeef Field Officer CommCare training in Mataram, Lombok, assisted by Mr Nur Syamsul, Ms Febrina Prameswari and Dr Michael Halliday. There were 23 participants from across the PalmCow and CropCow projects, including Field Officers and some of their supervisors.
PalmCow Field Officers Henni Rahmawati, Triwindana Hadi Putra, Aan Aryadi, M Abdul Rahim and Iriani Panjaitan joined their supervisory team as well as a number of trainers for a comprehensive induction and training program as well as a field visit. The activities were held in Pangkalun Bun, Central Kalimantan, on March 12-15 2019.
CropCow’s KalSel-based Field Officer Ridhona Edriantina also joined the PalmCow training activity given that CropCow activities in KalSel will have stronger animal production focus than in NTB, where the focus is more on scaling research.
In February and March 2019, the IndoBeef Field Officers completed induction training and team building activities, and also conducted initial field visits to learn about the farm management systems they will be involved in researching, collecting data on and helping to scale out as part of their important contribution to the CropCow and PalmCow projects.